Maine Community College Students Named to All-Maine Academic Team

April 3, 2019

News Release

Karen Hamilton
(207) 767-0116, ext. 4

AUGUSTA, ME – Twenty Maine community college students have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. They are being honored by their individual colleges at events being held this spring.

The students receiving the award, which includes a $500 scholarship from the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees, are:

  • Zakiya Sheikh, Lewiston, Central Maine Community College;
  • Tyler Hayes, Waldoboro, Central Maine Community College;
  • Rusty Vining, Auburn, Central Maine Community College;
  • Benjamin Creznic, Wilton, Central Maine Community College;
  • Alyson Reynolds, Glenburn, Eastern Maine Community College;
  • LaTeicia Pendergast, Bangor, Eastern Maine Community College;
  • Edward Fontaine, Mexico, Eastern Maine Community College;
  • Kellie Wiswell, Clinton, Kennebec Valley Community College;
  • Stephanie Corliss, Augusta, Kennebec Valley Community College;
  • Kaytlynn Gallant, Fairfield, Kennebec Valley Community College;
  • Lazell Giggie, Brooks, Kennebec Valley Community College;
  • Rachel Driscoll, Washburn, Northern Maine Community College;
  • Maranda Campbell , Washburn, Northern Maine Community College;
  • Lilit Danielyan, Portland, Southern Maine Community College;
  • Dawn Babb, Limerick, Southern Maine Community College;
  • Cindy Rier, East Machias, Washington County Community College;
  • Gloria Tinker, Lubec, Washington County Community College;
  • Briggette Newell, Perry, Washington County Community College;
  • Patricia Schaffer, Lebanon, York County Community College; and
  • Kelly Gower, Lebanon, York County Community College.

In addition, Kelly Gower (YCCC) and Cindy Rier (WCCC) have been named Maine New Century Scholars in recognition of having achieved the highest scores in the state on their All-USA Academic Team applications.

Gower has been named the 2019 Maine New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar. She will receive a $2,250 scholarship and represent Maine at the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention in April.

Rier is the 2019 Maine New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar. She will receive a $1,250 scholarship and will be invited to an Association of Community College Trustees’ event in October to receive her award.

The All-Maine Academic Team is a program of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges. Students are nominated and selected for the team by their college.